I would be very glad,when you correct me(in english). :)To be an atheist in Estonia is very easy and without any problems because most of estonians are atheists.Our official religion is lutherian.Many my relatives and my parents are baptized but not me.When Estonia belonged in soviet Union,then the baptism was forbidden.Many of people baptized yourself and their children secretly.It was more like rebellion against power of Soviet Union.Now many these "Christian" even don`t go to church or go there one time in year,in christmas time.Estonian have always been more nature people.We were nature people until germans came here and baptized ours forefathers against their desire.It was in twelfth century.
I thank you all of this lovely reception. :)When i saw these two words-"happy" and "atheist" then i realized that it`s something for me.I realized that i am atheist when i was forteen or fifteen year old.Now i can say that i am happy because i am free from any religioon,i have my own opinion of this world.My home language is estonian, i have never study english in school or somewhere else,so i am sorry when i make some kinds mistakes.Would you like us to comment/critique your English? It's perfectly understandable so there is no need unless you want to tidy up some rough edges.
Are you unusual in your atheist outlook in Estonia? In the UK it's not really an issue. If fact evangelical theists are viewed as 'odd' even by mainstream theists. In some parts of the US it is very mush an issue. I'm in the UK so atheism vs theism very rarely raises it's head as far as Christianity is concerned. It's a bit more of an issue with regard to Islam as there is a minority of Muslims that do actively attempt to promote Sharia.
It's good to find that you don't have to hide your atheism. What do you do with your days?
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I would be very glad if you would correct my English
To be an atheist in Estonia is simple and not a problem as most Estonians are atheists. Our official religion in Lutheran. Many of my relatives and my parents are baptised but not me. When Estonia was under the control of the Soviet Union baptism was forbidden. Many people baptised themselves and their children in secrecy as a rebellion against the Soviet Unions rule. Many of these 'Christians' don't even go to church, some go at Christmas. Estonians have always been a naturalistic people. We were naturalistic until the Germans came here and baptised our forefathers against their will. That was in the twelfth century.